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Unread 08-15-2008, 10:00 AM   #1
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Hey everyone. Im in the market for a 6 speed 2004-2006 Jeep Wrangler unlimited. Mostly is going to be drivin on road with occasional trips to the mountains and some minor offroad. Some light duty towing of about 2-4k lbs even though they are only rated for 3500lbs.. I want to do a 3-4 inch lift with 33 tires max. I found a 2006 silver LJ with a hardtop for 18k with only 1700 miles on it. The only thing is that it is an automatic. Is this a good deal? My daily driver is a stick so I do not think I would mind an auto but I always had sticks. What would you do? Any input is appreciated.

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Unread 08-15-2008, 10:25 AM   #2
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With larger tires your braking power is decreased. If you plan to pull over the limit (not recommended) I would keep a set of stock tires to swap on when you do that or any towing close to the limit.

That said I pull my Sail boat probably just under 3500 lbs loaded w/ trailer/no brakes. It does fine and stopping is still reasonable. I am in the middle of a lift and larger tire install now but before I pull the boat back to the marina next summer I will put on some stock sized tires.

As for the automatic, its your preference. Off road a auto has advantages, but I love driving my manual.

And we will have no idea if that jeep is a good deal when you don't even tell us the price. I think paid ~15,600 for my 05 w/ 26k in 2007.
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Unread 08-15-2008, 11:00 AM   #3
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Get a 4 door JK. It has greater towing capacity and has a superior ride on the street, which is where you will be driving it mostly. Saharas and Rubicons come with 32" tires, with the ones on the Sahara being a street tire and the Rubicons being MTR. If you decide you want to go offroad more, you only need a 3" lift on a JK to run 35's.
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Unread 08-15-2008, 12:13 PM   #4
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Yes, that is a pretty decent price. I'd be all over that.
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Unread 08-15-2008, 01:01 PM   #5
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Scotch i said in the listing they were asking 18k. I think it's great price however not sure if i want the extra payment. Its buy that and finance it for like 200 bucks a month or buy 94-99 jeep cash. I dunno what to do. So many decisions. I don't want someone elses problems so thats why i may buy newer.
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Unread 08-15-2008, 01:44 PM   #6
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Scotch i said in the listing they were asking 18k. I think it's great price however not sure if i want the extra payment. Its buy that and finance it for like 200 bucks a month or buy 94-99 jeep cash. I dunno what to do. So many decisions. I don't want someone elses problems so thats why i may buy newer.
buy a 94-99 and be an educated buyer and you wont have to worry about buying someone elses problems.

these jeeps really have few problems. especially with the I6

on my '93, only maintenance things i've had to replace were water pump ($40), and clutch/master/slave ($300).

Not too bad for something that old.
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